The Easy Way (The Way Home Book 1) by May Archer #Audiobook #Review #Contemporary #LGBT

Erryn reviews ‘The Easy Way (The Way Home Book 1)’ by May Archer. The book was published on September 10, 2017 and is 270 pages.  The audiobook was published March 4, 2020 and is 7 hours and 59 minutes. The book is narrated by Michael Dean. A copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.

Camden Seaver had it easy – a loving family, plenty of money, and the freedom to follow his dreams while his older brother, Sebastian, took charge of the family business. But when a tragic plane crash killed his parents, all the responsibilities he never wanted landed firmly on his shoulders. Now saddled with his crazy, grief-stricken brother and his dad’s multimillion dollar company, Cam doesn’t trust in dreams anymore. He’s forgotten what “easy” feels like.

FBI Agent Kendrick “Cort” Cortland learned the hard way that he couldn’t depend on anyone but himself. Before joining the FBI, the one constant in his life was his foster brother, Damon – and then Damon disappeared. Now, Cort is determined to find his brother and to bring down the man responsible for ruining Damon’s life, Sebastian Seaver. He’s got nothing left to lose.

When Cort’s investigation leads him to Seaver Tech…and Camden Seaver…what started as a quest for revenge and a one-night deception quickly turns into far more than either man bargained for. But how can either man trust in something that seems so easy? As long-held secrets are revealed, the attraction between Cam and Cort becomes combustible – an undeniable love that will either make or destroy them. Will Cam and Cort let their conflicting loyalties drive them apart? Or will they decide that sometimes love is the easy way?

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My Review: 

Camden Seaver had a good run.  He worked for the family business, had parents and a brother he adored, and generally was living a quiet simple life.  One tragic plane crash ripped away all his security.  His parents died and his brother, president of the business, has become a virtual recluse.  The burden has fallen to Cam to keep things moving forward, all the while mired in his grief.

Kendrick “Cort” Cortland was also affected by the tragedy.  He’s looking for answers, and has determined Cam is the quickest way to finding out what he needs to know.  Seducing the man shouldn’t be too difficult, right?  Except what starts out as a one-night stand quickly becomes more.  Each man sees the hidden depths in the other.  Finds things unique and special.  The attraction heats up.  Then things go sideways. (Don’t they always?)

I really liked the men in this book.  Cort was appropriately aloof and protective of his heart.  His love for his foster brother was clear and I was rooted for him to succeed.  Cam was the one I could really relate to.  He’s tried to put himself out there but, in the end, prefers to be home with a video game.  He’s out of his depth and until Cort, has never found someone who understands his sense of humor or his quirkiness.  We all need someone who understands our quirkiness. Oh, and I loved the ‘never have I ever’ game that carried on through the book.  Lead to some interesting adventures.

There is a bit of mystery in the story which I liked.  I’ve enjoyed other May Archer stories and this one was as good as the others.  I’m excited to read the next two in the series as both Damon and Sebastian caught my attention and I’m definitely hoping they’ll get their happy endings.

Michael Dean narrated this book and I was quite pleased with his performance.  He delivers time and again with solid narration and anytime I see his name, I know it’s going to be good.  Here’s hoping the next books come out on audio shortly.

My Rating:

10/10 pots of Gold (100% Recommended) – Compares to 5/5 Stars

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May is an M/M author who lives in Boston. She spends her days raising three incredibly sarcastic children, finding inventive ways to drive her husband crazy, planning beach vacations, avoiding the gym, reading M/M romance, and occasionally writing it. She also writes MF romance as Maisy Archer.

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